February Professional Development

· · February Professional Development

Workshops brought to you by the Office of Electronic and Continuing Education.


Online Workshops via WebEx

To register, go to nsula.webex.com. Attendees are encouraged to have a working microphone to fully benefit from the sessions.


Teams Meetings

Microsoft Teams includes a synchronous meeting platform that is very similar to Webex, but includes some features of particular interest to instructors who regularly record their meetings to share with students.  We will demonstrate the tools for scheduling, running, and recording Microsoft Teams Meetings. We will also compare the platform to Webex and discuss similarities and differences between the two meeting systems.

Tuesday, February 2nd, 10 – 11 am
Tuesday, February 9th, 2 – 3 pm


Sharing Content in Moodle

In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to link and share videos and files stored in Stream and OneDrive to your Moodle Courses. We will show you how to share content effectively and efficiently.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 10 – 11 am

Microsoft Stream

Stream is the video library system available through Office365. Learn how to upload videos to your library, add interactivity, share with your courses, and caption your video content.

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2 – 3 pm
Wednesday, February 17th, 10 – 11 am


Educational Video

In this workshop, you will be introduced to best practices for choosing and creating video resources and implementing them in your course.  We will also cover how to ensure that your video content is accessible for all learners.

Thursday, February 4th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, February 18th, 2 – 3 pm


Excel Fundamentals

This workshop is an introduction to Excel components. Learn about creating and navigating worksheets, entering text, dates and numbers, selecting cells, entering formulas, and much more.

Thursday, February 11th, 10 – 11:30 am

Webex Personal Room

Your Webex Personal Room is a valuable tool for engaging with online students. In this workshop, you will learn how to open and run your personal room either as a one-on-one meeting option as well as an open office for online classes. You will also be introduced to some unique features of the room that are different from the standard training sessions.

Thursday, February 11th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, February 25th, 2 – 3 pm



If you have ever struggled with the details of how to grade an assignment, this workshop is for you.  We will discuss how to create a rubric that will help students understand the assignment, while also making grading easier for you.  Bring a rubric or assignment to this workshop and you will receive feedback that you can apply immediately to improve your course.

Friday, February 12th, 10 – 11 am


Excel: Organizing Your Data

Have data in Excel that is overwhelming? Learn how to organize your data so it can be more manageable. Topics include: importing data from other Excel files and other file types such as CSV and TXT files, text to columns, removing duplication, sorting and custom sorting by multiple columns, filtering, creating subtotals, and copying/moving worksheets within and out of a workbook.

Tuesday, February 16th, 10 – 11:30 am

Adobe Acrobat Fundamentals

PDF files are very common, and Adobe Acrobat is the program most commonly used to process these files. In this workshop, you will learn basic navigation, tools, and accessibility features within Adobe Acrobat as well as how to create fillable forms.

Friday, February 19th, 10 – 11 am

New! Engagement Tools for Synchronous Courses

In this workshop, we will share some of the leading advice and strategies for engaging with learners in your synchronous video conferencing classes. We will demonstrate the use of tools such as

  • Polling
  • Online quizzing
  • Breakout rooms

This workshop will be presented in Webex, but we will also discuss how to accomplish these tasks within Teams.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 10 – 11 am

Managing Your Gradebook, Mid-Term Edition

We have reached the middle of the semester and you need your gradebook ready for your 10-week grades to be posted. Learn how to make sure your gradebook is calculating your 10-week grades correctly and be able to export a copy when your grades are finished.

Wednesday, February 24th, 10 – 11 am
Thursday, February 25th, 10 – 11 am


To register for courses via Webex:

  1. Go to webex.com and sign in.
  2. Click on the Search Bar at the top of the page and enter the name of the session you would like to attend. Click Show More Results to see all listings. You can also search by date.
  3. Click the name of the session you want to attend and then click Register.
  4. Complete the registration.
  5. You will receive an email confirmation after you have registered with the link you will use to join the session.


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